I might be going down the IVF path in the very near future but think I have been mislead about the total costs involved. They always make ot sound like you will pnly be about $4000 - 5000 out of pocket. My phi won't kick in until next year so I add another $1500 on top of that. I have allowed about $7000 at the most for out of pocket costs. I just may be able to afford that (so this would be my one and only chance at IVF) however I was having a casual conversation today with a lady currently going through a treatment (she has no idea of my plans) and she was telling me that it will cost them about $8000 plus (out of pocket) as medications are very expensive and if you are fortunate to get pregnant then you have to spend about another $1000 on other medication that PBS or medicare does not cover.
So now I am extremely concerned about all the hidden costs of IVF and have been very upset that I may have to give up my plans as I am 39 (single mother) and I don't have time on my side anymore and certainly cannot save anymore as I was fortunate to come into that very small amount of money to begin with.
Can anyone shed any light on this please?? Thanks